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investigation into general david petraeus' extramarital affair. new york congressman peter king talked with cnn's candy crowley today. >> it seems this has gone on for several months and now it appears they're saying the fbi didn't realize until election day that general petraeus was involved. it just doesn't add up. >> petraeus resigned from his post as cia director after his affair with his by og gra fer paula broadwell went public two days ago. much more on the investigation in a few minutes on cnn. >>> a bipartisan plan for immigration reform appears to be in the work. charles schumer and lindsay graham say their plan includes a tough love path to citizenship. graham and schumer teamed up on immigration back in 2010, and that plan went nowhere. republicans may have fresh motivation after election losses last week. >>> two newly reported deaths in new york have raised the death toll from superstorm sandy to at least 113. nearly two weeks after the storm crashed through the northeast, residents in new york and new jersey are still clearing debris from their homes and battling the cold. commun
-mails they came upon david petraeus. let's stop it here and bring in suzanne -- suzanne kelly in washington, our intelligence correspondent. suzanne, a lot of ground to cover here. we have this video that has surfaced of paula broadwell, last month, speaking at the university of denver and she's speaking here as david petraeus' biographer about the deadly attack on the u.s. consulate in benghazi, libya. let's take a listen. >> i don't know if a lot of you heard this, but the cia an annex had taken a couple prisoner and they think the attack on the consulate was an attempt to get the prisoners back. that's still being vetted. >> where did she hear that? did it come from david petraeus and do we know if her claim was true, the cia was holding captives inside a consular annex in benghazi? >> right, ted. this raises serious issues. she clearly said in the video the information she was sharing on libya and the cia holding prisoners there hadn't been vetted. so that means she is sharing something with -- that she heard with a public audience. that's concerning because they have to ask, what is your so
told about the investigation of david petraeus are getting ready to meet. that's this afternoon. a senior official is telling cnn details about general john allen's relationship with a socialite at the center of both investigations. this is a web of characters and connections that is impacting the team in charge of america's security. it is also delaying when the world will know who will be the next leader of nato. general john allen was to have a confirmation hearing this thursday on his way to becoming the supreme allied commander. that, of course, is now on hold while allen denied doing anything wrong, he is under investigation for potentially inappropriate e-mails he sent to this woman, jill kelley, the tampa socialite triggered the petraeus investigation. we'll get to exactly how in just a moment. the defense department's inspector general is going through e-mails allen and kelley sent to each other. >> the primary thing is that, you know, she wants her privacy protected. and i think that she's going to probably come out at some point and make a statement. >> privacy, of co
about her personal access to david petraeus and that she, indeed, had unprecedented access to him. no other writer, no other reporter has had. so this just adds to the mystery. what really went on here? what did she know? what did she think she knew and why she was out there saying these things. >> and quickly, i want to talk about this benghazi issue as well. clearly these questions are not going to go away. this thursday it's time for him to testify about this. we all know that congress has subpoena power. so stepping down on friday, many have said this was an effort to try to sweep it under the rug and not testify. that's just not the case. if they want him, they got him. >> absolutely. congress has complete authority to subpoena him to compel him to appear. but for congress to subpoena someone, that becomes somewhat of a political decision. the intelligence committee run by the democrats, would they go ahead and take that step? who knows. the house intelligence committee, the house controlled by the republicans, they may well. at this point, it's very unclear. but it does seem
of cia chief david petraeus resigning, that has both parties trying to figure out what happened, who knew what and when. is this going to be a challenge, the first challenge for these two sides to get together to resolve some of these questions? >> well, i'm not sure it will because i don't think it has any partisan upshot. david petraeus is a figure that is greatly admired by republicans and democrats. i don't really think that there's going to be any way that somebody is going to be able to press an advantage on this question. there certainly are questions about the timing but i ultimately think that the issues about taxes and spending that are part of this fiscal cliff debate are going to prove far more durable and far more important. >> julia, do you agree with that or do you think that there's going to be a serious question about the timing here, who knew what, when, and did everyone learn about it the important details at the same time? >> i think he's spot on. it's not clear how much the fbi knew until very recently, whether they were actually able to conclude that there was this a
pointed questions about the investigation into david petraeus' extramarital affair and want to know if national security was breached. peter king talked with candy crowley. >> they're saying the fbi didn't realize until election day that general petraeus was involved. it just doesn't add up. >> petraeus resigned from his post friday and admitted he had an affair. sources say the affair was with his biographer paula broadwell. >>> immigration reform appears to be in the works. charles schumer and lindsey graham say their plan involves a tough love path to citizenship. that plan went nowhere when they teamed up. there may be fresh motivation after election losses. >>> the death toll from sandy climbed to at least 113 with two more deaths reported in new york. two weeks after it crashed through residents in new york and new jersey are still cle clearing debris from their homes. the path rail system into manhattan will resume 5:00 a.m. >>> serious divergent rebel groups are formally united after the pressure from u.s. and arab nations. opposition leaders met in qatar and agreed to call
're tracking new developments about the surprise resignation of cia director david petraeus. a u.s. official tells cnn that petraeus's affair first came to light because the fbi looked into a complaint that his biographer was sending harassing e-mails to another woman who was close to petraeus. we'll have more information about the petraeus resignation also in just a few minutes. >>> with the election over, the pentagon has released the time line on the attack of the u.s. consulate in benghazi, libya. four americans were killed in the assault. the hour-by-hour timeline shows how top pentagon officials were informed on the attack hours after it started. the white house has been criticized to their response on the attack. >>> and guilty of liking vatican secrets to the media. a vatican court today gave the computer expert a two-month suspended sentence, meaning he wouldn't actually be going to prison unless he commits another offense. butler is serving 18 months behind bars. >>> and the united nations has declared today malala day, after the incident with a pakistani girl whose bravery has ins
in today for fredricka whitfield. we have new information on the david petraeus resignation. the highly dedicated army colonel quit after announcing he had an extramarital affair. it's an fbi affair that's sounding alarms. the fbi was investigating some suspicious e-mails and found some e-mails between paula broadwell and david petraeus. broadwell is the woman who wrote his biography. the fbi looks to see whether his communications had been compromised, and they said they had not been. now, petraeus was interviewed by the fbi, but it's not clear if broadwell has been questioned and if she will be. a u.s. official said petraeus was never a target of an investigation and that a tip about an affair led to that probe. now, general petraeus was scheduled to testify next week about the attack on the u.s. consulate in libya. now what happens now that he's gone? suzanne kelly is in washington with that part of this big story. >> susan, as washington reels from the announcement not only that david petraeus is stepping down from the post, but also from the admission he was having an extramarital
attended by military leaders, including david petraeus. this is kelley leaving her bay front mansion yesterday. even though the family lives in florida, a government source says kelley is known as a member of washington's social circuit. reporter jason lanning is with affiliate bay news 9. he is standing outside the kelley home. tell us what you can. >> the pressure is building here in tampa, carol, for jill kelley. at the moment, things are quoit outside of the kelley home. the family has been keeping a fairly low profile. if you can see in the back alley of this home, the media presence here building. so far, the kelley family, jill kelley herself, has not come out with an official statement. obviously, after the development about potentially thousands of documents that link kelley to general allen. 37-year-old jill kelley, known as a volunteer and social liaison for mcdill air force base here in tampa. the pentagon says it's investigating the inappropriate e-mails between kelley and general john allen. there are reports there are as many as 20,000 to 30,000 documents linking the t
, a new twists and turns in the resignation of the cia director david petraeus. members of congress were upset that they were the last to know about details that were brought to life about his relationship with his biographer. and we hear that the house spokesman eric cantor did know, and he said he got the information from a whistle-blower. our arthena jones has more. >> reporter: the circumstances surrounding david petraeus' job, so many questions. >> i have so many questions. >> reporter: like complaints that paula broadwell sent harassing e-mails to a woman close to petraeus. and according to an official, that revealed an affair between petraeus and broadwell. james cooper learned of the investigation in a phone call from the fbi on election night. clapper told the white house wednesday according to a senior u.s. intelligence official, but it is unclear when the fbi probe began. >> the fbi drirector had the obligation to tell the president or the national security council at the earliest date, so it has been going on for several months and now it appears that the fbi didn't realize u
cutting ceremony. >>> more now on the downfall of the now former cia director david petraeus. u.s. government official is telling cnn the affair that caused petraeus' stepdown was first revealed through an fbi investigation. suzanne kelly has more now. suzanne? >> we now know from a u.s. official it was a complaint that paula broadwell, the woman who wrote the biography of general peatry was was sending harassing e-mails to another woman that prompted the fbi to investigate. also we know from that source that the investigation led to the discovery of e-mails between broadwell and petraeus that indicated the affair. that second woman hasn't been identified and the official we spoke with didn't know the nature of that woman's relationship with the former director. but more details are coming out about the time line of events and when u.s. officials were notified of the circumstances of this investigation. senior u.s. intelligence official tells cnn the fbi informed the director of national intelligence, james clapper, about the investigation on tuesday night, election night, just
that extramarital affair forced general david petraeus to resign as director of the cia, lawmakers are demanding answers. why didn't the fbi inform them of the investigation? and what does this mean for this week's senate hearing on the tedly attack in libya? barbara starr is at the pentagon. barbara, general petraeus was to be a primary witness in that closed door hearing. what now? >> well, by all accounts he will not appear at this week's hearing. the man who will is mike morrell, his deputy and ci airks, now essentially the acting director of the agency. mr. morrell, a highly respected intelligence professional, has been with the agency for many, many years. would know all the same information that david petraeus knows. but the question on the table, carol, is whether that's going to be politically enough for congress. are they so irritated about this entire matter that they will subpoena petraeus in the weeks ahead and compel him to come testify about what he knows about the benghazi attacks? >> barbara starr reporting live for us at the pentagon this morning. this affair is baffling on so
're watching right now in the "newsroom." general misconduct. the sex scandal forces out david petraeus from the cia's top post. today the military community reels from a spectacular fall from grace. >>> more fallout over obama care. with president obama winning re-election, more businesses taking a harder look at how the health care overhaul will affect their bottom line. some are now threatening hiring freezes and layoffs. >>> decking the halls before thanksgiving? not so fast. some stores are drawing the line over when they'll start celebrating the christmas season. >>> and watch out. a pit road brawl. rival nascar crews throw punches after a hit and run on the track. track. "newsroom" starts now. -- captions by vitac -- www.vitac.com >>> hello from washington. i'm carol costello. thank you so much for being with us on this monday morning. this morning a sex scandal tarnishing one of the most respected names in washington and raises questions about one of its most secretive agencies. three days after that extramarital affair forced general david petraeus to resign as director of the cia,
to the resignation of david petraeus. here's the latest on the players and the events. here's how it all started. it started when jill kelly, a friend of general petraeus, contacted the fbi about threatening emails she said she received from another woman. that woman was paula broadwell who wrote petraeus's biography. she said she used to jog with the general while he was leading the war in afghanistan. they got to know each other. the fbi checked petraeus's e-mail accounts and said they had not been compromised. petraeus was interviewed by the fbi, but it is unclear if broadwell has been questioned. i want to bring in joel kelly, her husband released this statement earlier today. this is the statement. it says, "we and our family have been friends with general petraeus and his family for over five years. we respect his and his family's privacy and want the same for us and our three children." we are also now learning that paula broadwell revealed information regarding the investigation of the attack on the consulate in benghazi, li a libya. a video of her speaking in denver has now surface odd
the scandal that broke about the former cia chief, david petraeus. how does the president essentially stay on message and move on to the economy? >> well, is he going to be trying to turn this to the economy, suzanne, but the fact is he will be definitely getting questions about the scandal, about general petraeus, and certainly about his faith in general allen, so that is going to be a topic. he will try to pivot to the economy and to talk about the fiscal cliff, which is obviously his number one priority trying to get that resolved, and we also expect that he will be here talking -- or he will be asked about benghazi. this will be his first press conference since that september 11th attack in egypt that killed u.s. ambassador chris stevens and three other americans. as well, would you expect them to be asked about cabinet -- or, pardon me -- in libya, and you would expect him to be asked about the cab -- potential cabinet shake-ups as well. you said he hasn't had an extended press conference since march. that's true. there are a lot of outstanding questions, and he will be asked probably
, that jill kelley, we're talking about the same tampa housewife whom david petraeus' then mistress paula broadwell apparently saw as rival. a whole new chapter in a saga that since last friday has been one bombshell after another. and so far, all of them have something to do with kelley. she's a volunteer military liaison at the air force base, home of the u.s. central command in tampa, florida. kelley complained to the fbi last spring when paula broadwell was having an affair with petraeus allegedly harassed her with jealous e-mails. petraeus admitted the affair with broadwell but denies any elicit contact with kelley. so does general allen who was scheduled for a senate confirmation hearing this very week to become nato's supreme allied commander. today that's on hold, but he will continue in his position as the investigation continues. and all of that as the pentagon digs through 20,000 to 30,000 pages of e-mails and other communications, many with kelley over a two-year period. >>> each revelation brings 100 new questions and my colleague chris lawrence joins me from the pentagon to
the fbi that there were classified information on her computer. but both she and david petraeus have said that information did not come from petraeus. paula broadwell has a lot of other sources out there. and remember, she did have some security clearance as a former -- and really is a reservist in a military intelligence officer. >> chris lawrence at the pentagon, many thanks to you. members of congress have expressed outrage over a lack of communication to the point of saying their lack of involvement in this could be criminal. watch. >> you do have a fiduciary responsibility to tell the chairman and the ranking member of both the house and senate of the intelligence committee. and if they were not informed, and looks like senator feinstein was not informed, then something is grossly wrong. those people have to know. >> a lot of questions about who knew what when. let's bring in cnn senior congressional correspondent dana bash on capitol hill for us. dana, great to see you. congress as you know back to work today. they'll be holding this closed door briefing today on that attack in beng
department did. that's the kind of question they're going to ask david petraeus. but here is the problem with bengha benghazi. it was a huge cia base. and what were they doing down there? were they simply buying up arms off the local market, surface to air missiles? even some are arguing that this attack on september 11th had something to do with an arms deal that went bad and there are rumor that is possibly this cia unit or somebody down there was buy i buying arms to send to syria. i frankly discount them all. i see no evidence of it. somebody has to give us the answers. this is why this controversy is carried on so long because there's absolutely no clarity. we, as americans, want to know why four american diplomats were killed. >> let's specifically -- there is word that the people on the ground in benghazi, libya, cried out for help and help did not come. >> i think it's clear that the ambassador, who was murdered, did express doubts to washington about the security. there was no backup. the problem is, if there was a seven-hour gun battle for that consulate, that's not fast enough
security team just days after the election. by the time david petraeus got his first taste of real combat, he was a 50-year-old major general. in 2003, he commanded the 101st airborne during the march on baghdad. it was in iraq that he asked a roert, tell me how this ends suggesting trouble the u.s. would have there in later years. they gained the nickname king david, used affectionately by supporters and by those who labelled him a celebrity general in 2007 president bush assigned petraeus to lead the troops in iraq and he wrote the petraeus doctrine. a scandal brought him back to command another war when president obama fired stanley mcchrystal for his unflattering comments to "rolling stone," obama tapped general petraeus as the man to staff the war effort. because of his name recognition among the american people, petraeus was surrounded by speculation that he had political ambitions. some wondered if he would appear on the republican presidential ticket. but petraeus knocked down those rumors. >> we're not out there running a political campaign. we're running a war. >> reporter: at a
. aspercreme. >>> there are new details about the retired cia director david petraeus. he stepped down yesterday citing an extramarital affair. the fbi was investigating allegations that petraeus was having an affair with his biographer. the official says there were concerns an affair could make petraeus subject to blackmail. >>> a train derailment near the myanmar border killed 25 people. the train was hauling cars filled with gasoline and diesel fuel when it overturned near a station. people ran up to collect some of that fuel, three derailed cars caught fire trapping them. another 62 were injured. >>> the united nations has declared today as malala day. they're honoring that pakistani girl shot in the head. now a month later, she is recovering well at a british hospital and people from all over the world have sent her cards to wish her a fast recovery. >>> after the headlines, these stories are trending now on cnn.com today. it looks like some post election fallout. an ohio coal company says they have been forced to lay off 160 workers. it blames the bleak economic prospect facing t
learning here at cnn that the head of the cia, a retired four star general, general david petraeus is stepping down. the president accepted his resignation because he said he cheat on his wife of 37 years, holly. he said because of that he is stepping down. we have a couple of people to talk to. suzanne kelly is with us from washington. intelligence correspondent and barbara starr at the pentagon. a lot of angles to get to. bob, let me begin with you. first of all, are you surprised that this man is sending his resignation to the president because of cheating on his wife? what do you make of that in. >> i'm surprised of two things. i was hearing rumors he was going to leave over benghazi that cia was going to take the fall for that fight down there and he was supposed to go to princeton, as i understood, as president. secondly, i'm surprised is cia directors rarely leave under a marital scandal like this. it just doesn't happen. the scandals like this do happen at the cia but they are kept quiet. people leave for family reasons or whatever to move on. i'm completely surprised this
. >>> for the latest on the resignation of david petraeus, members of congress are expressing concerns that matters of national security may have been compromised. they question the link that the fbi probed into the fernl affairs, which began with a complaint that his mistress was sending harassing e-mails to someone close to the general. >>> tens of thousands of people in the path of superstorm sandy still have no electricity as we have just reported. they are forced to put on layers of clothes just to battle the cold inside their own homes. but some residents are celebrating their first day with power back for the first time. susan candiotti is in the rockaways right now. are there any signs of improvement out there? >> reporter: there are some signs of improvement out there, but not on the street where i am. you see the apartment buildings behind me? the tallest one, there are 600 families. but in that one highest of the high-rise there is, there's a mother of two who is disabled who cannot get out and has not been able to leave her apartment for the last two weeks. again, this is a mother of tw
david petraeus stepped down as the circumstances surrounding his resignation come pouring in, so do the questions from key lawmakers on capitol hill. i'm joined by thooe na jones. there's some pointed criticism being corrected at the fbi right now. >> that's right. this was a big topic of conversation on all the sunday shows here. a lot of forceful talk with members of congress on both sides. let's listen real quick to what new york representative peter king, a republican, had to say on "state of the union" this morning. >> the fbi director have the obligation to tell the president or the national security council at the earliest state. so it's been going on for several months, and now they are saying the fbi didn't realize until election day that general petraeus was involved. it just doesn't add up. >> so peter king, as you heard him say, he has a lot of questions. he wants to know when the investigation began and if they got a court order. a lot of questions from him. we also heard from diane feinstein who is the democrat who is the senate intelligence committee share. . she's go
-star general named david petraeus. two and a half weeks after sandy, president obama prepares to see the on going misery in parts of new york city. we are live in staten island this hour. >>> but we begin with general petraeus. no longer the top most of the echelons of national security. but not consigned to oblivion either not by any stretch. we've got two signature pieces of reporting this hour. "time" magazine is reporting that petraeus's biographer turned mistress once toyed with entering politics. she reportedly told acquaintances backing in jul that will gop "money men" had approached her about a senate run from north carolina. she says she was "tempted." "time" magazine reports but petraeus was strongly against it. is it "time" is also reporting on the internal fbi struggle over whether to tell the white house what and whom they were investigating. it turns out the white house wasn't informed till the night of the election. three days before general petraeus resigned. on a personal level, general petraeus is telling aides and confidantes that he is devastated by the pain and s
after. david petraeus was expected to be a key witness before the sex scandal forced him to resign as cia director. he recently traveled to libya, discussed the violence and other issues with the cia station chief there. some lawmakers say he still needs to testify. >> i will say that i think it's absolutely imperative that general petraeus come and testify. he was cia director at the time of the attack. he visited libya after the attack. he has a great deal of information that we need in order to understand what went wrong, how this attack occurred, why four americans lost their lives. >> cnn foreign affairs correspondent jill dougherty is at the state department. can lawmakers force petraeus to testify? >> you know, they definitely want him, you can see that. in fact, senator feinstein of california, who is head of the senate intelligence committee, wants him, is hoping that he would testify as early as friday. he was scheduled to testify this week. in fact, i believe it was thursday. that's not happening. but, you know, youf got two things. one is they believe that the informati
commander of nato. we're also hearing more from paula broadwell. mistress of david petraeus and petraeus, of course, was general john allen's predecessor in afghanistan. i know this is confusing. he retired from the military to take up the directorship of the cia, which catapulted this story to the top of the list. he quit last friday when his affair was exposed through anonymous e-mails that broadwell sent to remember that woman at the beginning of the show? jill kelley? she sent the e-mails to jill kelley and the most pressing questions is whether mrs. broadwell got her hands on some secret military information that she sure as heck was not entitled to see and that's why the fbi did this. late at night, fbi agents raiding mrs. broadwell's north korea home on monday. it's why a 16-month panel discussion that might never have seen the light of day at the aspen institute all of a sudden now becomes very interesting. some added cig significance, shall we saw, because mrs. broadwell talked about being in general petraeus' inner circle in afghanistan. >> and i was embedded with general petra
these many months that the cia director at the time, david petraeus, was already under investigation. we'll have a lot more to dissect on that as well. i want to go to capitol hill now. dana bash is standing by. here's what john mccain said earlier in the day, because i know we're already getting reaction to the president's very angry statement going after mccain and lindsey graham on their insistence they'll do whatever they can to block susan rice from potentially becoming the next secretary of state. here is what mccain said earlier. >> i've said for days, weeks that -- >> you said you haven't gott gotten -- >> it is a cover-up or gross incompeten incompetence, one of the two. can't be anything else. maybe a combination of both. the president of the united states didn't even tell the truth. >> all right, strong words. are you getting reaction on the hill to what we heard from the president, dana? >> i am. i'm getting -- first of all, let me clarify, wolf that was john mccain yesterday. you're absolutely right, john mccain and lindsey graham were very forceful in insisting they do not
the investigation involving the former cia director david petraeus and whether it impacted national security. joe johns joining us live now from washington with more on this. joe? >> reporter: hey, fred. for the first time, the attorney general eric holder answering questions about this case that david petraeus case. the central question here in washington, d.c. has been why the justice department failed to or chose not to alert people on capitol hill. that they were investigating an alleged extramarital affair that could end up and did bring down the top man at the cia. the attorney general's answer to that question, it wasn't a matter of national security. listen. >> well, i will say that with regard to that issue what we did was conduct the investigation the way we normally conduct criminal investigations. we do so in a way that -- so they can be seen as being done in an impartial way. we follow the tacts. we do not share outside the justice department, outside the fbi the facts of ongoing investigations. we made the determination as we were going through the matter that there was not a threat
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